Kathryn Matthews is a New York City-based lifestyles writer, editor and Certified Holistic Health Coach. She has written extensively about food, dining, nutrition, health and travel for numerous publications, including The New York Times, O Magazine, Prevention, Saveur and Epicurious.com. Kathryn is founder of TheNourishedEpicurean.com, a blog about healthy living. As a health coach, she works with clients looking to reclaim their energy, vitality and ideal weight.
One-half to two-thirds of American adults use dietary supplements as part of an overall effort to follow a healthier lifestyle. The use of supplements is higher among women (than men) and usage increases with age. People who exercise are also more likely to use supplements.Read Full Story
Is your fridge stocked with low-fat or “zero-fat” foods — yogurt, ice cream or skim milk? Do reduced-fat treats — cookies, crackers, chips or granola — line your pantry? Will you only eat egg white omelets? Are you the guest always requesting grilled vegetables or a veggie burger at a barbecue?Read Full Story
Imagine being a hunter-gatherer (forager) like our Paleolithic ancestors. It's not so far-fetched, really. My husband is a passionate ramps forager and, this time of year in the Hudson Valley — trowel in hand — he heads to his secret spots. Upon returning, he sets down plastic bags that bulge with ramps and perfume our kitchen with a pungent stink that matches their aggressive garlicky bite (we love both their “stink” and their bite). The taste? Imagine a cross between scallions, garlic and leeks.Read Full Story
Bitter and pungent-tasting foods are largely absent from the standard American (SAD) diet. Instead, the predominant flavors of a SAD diet oscillate between overly salty and hyper-sweet. Yet in the spring, bitter or pungent foods play an important role in preparing our bodies for warmer weather and lighter fare.Read Full Story
Spring, a season of renewal and transformation, can inspire a sudden zeal to clean out our closets or undertake an attic-to-basement house cleaning. Spring is also an ideal time for doing a cleanse or a detox that helps the body rid itself of toxins (including pesticides, chemicals, xenoestrogens and stress) accumulated during the winter.Read Full Story
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